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Grady-White 251 CE, 25′

Grady-White 251 CE

Coastal Explorer 251

25′ Coastal Explorer

The 25-foot 251 CE Coastal Explorer center console is in a class by itself, a surpassing answer to other larger shallow water boats. Notably, the 251 is created for inshore use primarily as a sport fishing boat and offers more offshore, rough water capability than any bay boat. Here’s the best answer to off-the-beaten-track family fun and versatility. For more information or if you have any questions, contact Cannons Marina.

Unlock Your Boating Adventures with the Versatile Grady-White 251 CE

Grady-White’s 251 Coastal Explorer, is a fascinating blend of features. It combines the exceptional ride elements from their larger offshore models with the angler-friendly design of inshore coastal boats. The result is a bay-style boat that’s truly remarkable in its capabilities. These boats are primarily designed for anglers in mind who enjoy shallow-water fishing. They typically have a casting deck at the bow and low gunnels, making it easy for anglers to access the water when reeling in their catch. The advantage of these boats is their shallow draft, allowing them to navigate in skinny inshore waters.

The Grady-White 251 CE has the ability to navigate into waters as shallow as just 14 inches and can comfortably cross challenging open water expanses to reach those inshore hotspots. The Grady-White 251 CE isn’t just your average inshore boat; it’s a versatile and rugged vessel that seamlessly transitions from offshore adventures to inshore fishing, offering the best of both worlds for boating enthusiasts.

Contact Us for Inquiries about the Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer For Sale in Longboat Key, FL

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer in Longboat Key, FL, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our nearby team is here to provide you with all the details you need about this versatile boat, designed like a center console, featuring a SeaV²® hull for added stability on inshore and offshore trips. Whether you’re an angler or a family looking for water sports and beach outings, we’re ready to assist you in finding the ideal vessel for your needs. Contact Cannons Marina today for a personalized consultation.

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Grady-White 251 CE, 25′
Beam Amidships 8'6" (2.59 m)
Center Line Length w/o Engine 24'7" (7.49 m)
Bridge Clearance 6'1" (1.85 m)
Bridge Clearance w/ T-Top 7'9" (2.36 m)
Cockpit Depth 20" (0.51 m)
Hull Draft 14" (.36 m)
Transom Deadrise 16 degrees (SeaV2® progression)
Maximum HP 300 (224 kW)
Fuel Capacity - Standard 78 gal. (295 l)
Passenger Capacity 10
Weight w/o Engine 3550 lb. (1610 kg)

Performance Data


Available Colors


Classic Grady White (gelcoat)


Celestial Blue
Coastal Fog Blue
Sea Glass
Seaport Blue
Cape Gray
Harbor Blue


MY2018 251 CE

251 on the water

251 video review reviews the 251 CE

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Coastal Explorer 251

Looked at the rest (gave them a shot) then went back to the best!

This is our second Grady, we tried another brand and were disappointed in many aspects - we then traded it in for the 251. The Grady-White 251 Coastal Express excels in fishability and has a very well-designed hull for superior performance and comfort in the rough stuff. Its layout combines functionality with great looks. Big kudos to the Naples Boat Mart team for their outstanding sales and service, making this boat purchase another top-notch experience!

December 16, 2023 -

Coastal Explorer 251

Family Time

I have 17 grandkids who love to visit the coast, and this boat allows us to spend more time on the water; with the nice seating arrangement, the front folding ladder sand baring has become much easier. Love it.

December 12, 2023 -

Coastal Explorer 251

4th Coastal Explorer and Still Happy!

My wife and I just purchased our fourth new Grady-White Coastal Explorer and we are very happy. The Coastal Explorer fits our family and the way we boat. We enjoy cruising and entertaining, anchoring up for the day at the island, and the occasional overnight trip in to visit some of our favorite destinations like Beaufort, NC, Bald Head Island, NC, and Charleston, SC. Our dealer, Atlantic Marine in North Carolina, has been provided an exceptional experience each time!

December 7, 2023 -

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